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Giraffe dies after its head slammed into highway overpass while being transported (video)

By Mason White 11:35 AM August 3, 2014
Blindfolded giraffe moments before being killed 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A truck carrying two giraffes drove under an overpass, causing one giraffe’s head to slam into the steel and concrete, police in South Africa said.

Now, the outrage is growing over the death of the giraffe that was blindfolded while its head hit a low lying bridge.

A second giraffe that was in the trailer at the time was not injured. A commuter on the highway said that he heard a loud noise and saw blood coming from the nose of the giraffe.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said that it was investigating possible criminal charges against the owner of the giraffes.

A doctor said that the giraffe died from the trauma of hitting its head on the bridge running over the N1 highway. “The giraffes should have been transported in a closed container,” the doctor concluded in his report.